Research & Development Corporation (RDC) has two short videos uploaded to their YouTube channel featuring recipients of Ocean Research funding.
One of the videos features Melanie Underwood, a Master of Science candidate at Memorial University. She is a past recipient of RDC’s Ocean Industries Student Research Awards and is using her funding to study flat fish behaviour as they enter fishing trawls. With her findings, she is hoping to develop a more species and size selective trawl to reduce bycatch.
The other video features Brian Claus, a PhD candidate at Memorial University. He is a past recipient of RDC’s Ocean Industries Student Research Awards and is using his funding to develop underwater gliders, which record data to provide scientists with a clearer understanding of ocean health and activity.